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Chennai girl shines at National tennikoit tourney

Chennai: S Kavitha of Dr Thomas Road is a true delight to APJ Abdul Kalam’s vision that advocates youth to dream and then realise it. Very recently, she bagged doubles and singles title in National level tournament conducted by Tennikoit Association of India. A class nine student at Guntur Subbiah Girls Higher Secondary School, Venkatanarayana Road, she is trained by Anuradha, coach and teacher of the school. What began at

Chennaiite is wheelchair basketball champ

Chennai: When excelling in sports and its related activities are proving to be a tough task for normal individuals, A Hindu, a youngster residing in Vandikaran Street, Mambalam, Chennai, is proving that physical disability  is not a deterrent when it comes to making a mark in this field as a sportswoman and getting recognised for it. Hindu plays for the National Wheelchair Basketball (NWB) team and participates in national and

40-years-old Chennai women's assn is going strong

Chennai: Breaking myths on women, Jothi Mathar Association is four decades strong and moving steady. What began at Rameshwaram Road under the careful eyes of Raju akka and Chinni akka (called by the members) is now presided by Lakshmi Raghukumar of Burkit Road with over 100 members in its fold. Very recently, the association celebrated its 40th anniversary and Lalitha Sahasranamam was chanted at Muthuramariamman temple, T Nagar as part

Chennaiite builds temple for Sai Baba

Chennai: For R Balachandran, aged 80 and resident of Kavarai Street, building a temple for Shirdi Sai Baba was his life dream and he has fulfilled it through Sri Dharmodya Sai Seva Trust and will organise kumbabishegam on 1 November. He had constructed the temple for the saint at Thiruvelangadu with the support of friends and well wishers. “Yes, it is a reality now,” said Balachandran who retired from TTK

Chennai kids bag gold in international karate tourney

Chennai: Cheers to Mambalam, here is happy news: Two youngsters, Amisha (13) and Magesh (12), both residents of the area, have bagged gold medal in the International Isshinryu karate and kobudo championship held recently in JJ Stadium,Kilpauk. Amisha won the top slot in kumite (fighting event) for girls below 15 and Magesh made it in kata and kumite under-12 years category. Amisha, class nine student of BS Mootha Girls Senior

School HM in Chennai gets 'Best teacher' award

Chennai: A Krishnaswami, headmaster of Ramakrishna Mission Boys Higher Secondary School, Panagal Park, T Nagar, was recently felicitated with ‘Best Teacher’ award by Lions Club International, Chennai East. He began his career as physics teacher and in an interaction with News Today traces back his career span of three decades with the institution. About your entry into RKM School… Looking back at early 1980s, when I was doing postgraduate degree

4 decades of free slokas in Chennai

Chennai: Training children on slokas and bhajans and providing a platform for them to perform is not an easy job.  But here is an institution, Sri Suprabatha Sabha at Baroda Second Street, that has been doing it free for over four decades and celebrated its 48th anniversary between 31 August and 3 September in West Mambalam. Founded by late Poondi Srinivasa Iyengar of Baroda Street in 1969, the Sabha is

Chennai police inspector gets medal from TN govt

Chennai: Cheers for Mambalam in the city and here is why: One of the residents, K Sankara Subramanian of Lake View Road, in the region bagged ‘Anna’medal from the State Government for his ‘outstanding and devotion for duty’ in Police department where he is working for over two decades. Sankara Subramanian now positioned as Inspector (Vigilance and Anti-Corruption) had earlier served in CB-CID and solved several cases.  He had also

Drama troupe in Chennai consists of young blood

Chennai: Theatrekaran, a drama troupe launched by youngsters sometime ago in Narasimhan Street, staged their debut play in Tamil ‘Mara’ at Music Academy, Royapettah in the city recently. The group consists of around 40 young men and women and many of them either studying on college or just out of it. Meet Sabarivas, a resident of Ramakrishnapuram Third Street, Mambalam in the city who performed the role of King Ravana

NGO in Chennai brings focus on lost trees

Chennai: After a severe setback from Vardah cyclone, T Nagar in the city suffered heavily and lost plenty of age old trees in places like Panagal Park and Dr Natesan Park. A quench to bring back the green cover and need to save the trees in future stands before Nizhal. The NGO which strives to preserve trees across the city and will conduct a tree walk at Dr Natesan Park,

Chennaiite nostalgic on release from British yoke

Chennai: As Independence Day just passed, News Today met S Parthasarathy Iyengar, aged 93, and a resident of Bharati Nagar, T Nagar in the citywho went down the memory lane. “Initially, when the East India Company made inroads into the country and started ruling, there was not much agitation or rebellion to their ruling as people got adjusted with their practices,” started Parthasarathy, who was just 23 when the country